Category Archives: Dept. of Education

Homeless students jump over 5 percent in Oregon, set new record high

The number of homeless students in Oregon increased 5.6 percent in 2016-17, according to a new count released Wednesday. The increase to 22,541 students without a permanent home of their own represents four solid years of growth in such students — and the continuation of more than a decade-long trend. Source: Homeless students jump over […]
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Rate Of Homeless Students In Oregon At All-Time High

More Oregon students are homeless, a trend that’s going on its fourth consecutive year. KLCC’s Brian Bull has more. The state education department says in the last academic year, more than 22,000 students either slept in shelters or the streets, or bounced from one residence to the next, like a motel or relative’s home. That […]
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Dept. of Education: Number of homeless students in Oregon hits all-time high

The number of students in the state who meet the federal definition of “homeless” is the highest it’s ever been, the Oregon Department of Education reported Wednesday. The new record comes along with four years of increased homeless student counts, the department said. Source: Dept. of Education: Number of homeless students in Oregon hits all-time […]
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 Teachers, researchers disagree on payoff for lowering class sizes

Class sizes are a big political football in education — and for good reason. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Teachers, researchers disagree on payoff for lowering class sizes

A Closer Look: Why Some Cities Have Higher Graduation Rates Than Others 

The U.S. high school graduation rate rose to 83.2% in the 2014-2015 school year, a 4 percentage point increase from 2010-2011 when the states began using a consistent gauge of high school completion. 24/7 Wall St. recently reviewed the 25 U.S. metro areas with the highest graduation rates and the 25 with the lowest. Metro […]
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Governor Brown cracks the whip on her education cabinet

The day Salam Noor was let go as education head, the Oregon governor sent a letter to her five leaders of education on her expectations for their tenure. The day Governor Kate Brown forced out the head of the Oregon Department of Education, she sent a letter to the five state education leaders calling for […]
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Helping dyslexic kids succeed

For generations, dyslexia has either gone undiagnosed or, at the very least, been misrepresented and misunderstood. But thanks to new laws passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2017 — and the efforts of teachers and parents statewide to raise awareness — all of that is changing. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Helping dyslexic kids succeed

Climate change is coming. How can schools avoid shut downs?

This year, there will be eight sleeping bags in the emergency operations center of Portland Public Schools, just in case staff get stuck there overnight. That’s one of the lessons learned from an extraordinary winter season that caused PPS to close its schools 10 times for icy and snowy weather. Source: Pamplin Media Group – […]
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State takes on chronic absenteeism in Coos County schools

Since receiving the TAPP grant, Coos Bay Schools saw a seven percent attendance increase in its Native population. Chronic absenteeism in Coos County schools is on the rise. According to the Oregon Department of Education, the number of chronically absent students has gone up since last year. Source: State takes on chronic absenteeism in Coos […]
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Curbing chronic absenteeism

The Klamath Falls City Schools 2016-17 rate for chronically absent students is higher than the state of Oregon’s average chronic absentee rate, but Superintendent Paul Hillyer is optimistic about the city schools 3 percent improvement between 2015-16 and 2016-17. Source: Curbing chronic absenteeism | Local News | heraldandnews.com